News / 

Mazda 3 Recalled for Defective Airbags

Mazda 3 Recalled for Defective Airbags

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 42,000 Mazda3 sedans because their air bags might not deploy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday.

The recall involves vehicles from the 2004 model year, the first year the Mazda3 was available. Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes said the company had no reports of injuries due to the defect.

Mazda found that on some vehicles, the housing for the air bag sensor can crack and allow water to seep in. Should that happen, a short circuit would cause the air bag warning light to go on and the air bag might not fire.

Barnes said Mazda plans to notify customers of the defect soon. Owners can get their vehicles repaired for free starting next month, NHTSA said.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast